secondary sexual characteristic


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the genetically determined sex characteristics that are not functionally necessary for reproduction (pitch of the voice and body hair and musculature)

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male blood plasma vitellogenin or a suite of chemical analysis); however, it is more economical to conduct a preliminary analysis of less costly parameters such as secondary sexual characteristics and morphological features that are known to be affected by exposure to ECs.
No attempt has been made to empirically test any of the relationships between development of secondary sexual characteristics, nutrition, and body image as a function of cultural differences.
The present study found significant differences in the food consumption between AA girls who displayed development of secondary sexual characteristics (broadening of hips and enlargement of breasts) and those who did not.
Investigators reported increases in serum testosterone levels and clinically meaningful changes in secondary sexual characteristics like growth velocity, bone maturation and hair development as a result of treatment.
Hormonal therapy is an important part of treatment - these are administered to help develop secondary sexual characteristics such as a female voice.
Testosterone deficiency can produce a variety of symptoms, including impotence and loss of libido, fatigue, depressed mood, muscle wasting, osteoporosis, and the absence or regression of secondary sexual characteristics.
Symptoms, signs, and consequences of hypogonadism include: sexual dysfunction including loss of libido and impotence; fatigue; depressed mood; muscle wasting; osteoporosis; and the absence or regression of secondary sexual characteristics, such as muscle development, deep voice and male hair distribution (i.
Symptoms and signs include: sexual dysfunction including loss of libido and impotence; fatigue; depressed mood; muscle wasting; osteoporosis; and the absence or regression of secondary sexual characteristics, such as muscle development, male fat distribution, deep voice and male hair distribution (i.
This condition results in short stature, non-functioning ovaries, and failure to develop secondary sexual characteristics.
Children born with CAIS have a female phenotype and normal female secondary sexual characteristics, but they have an XY genotype, internal testes, no Mullerian structures, and an absent androgen receptor function.
This phylogeny provides insights into the evolution of behavior in this genus and in the evolution of secondary sexual characteristics.
The camera caresses the outline of the soldier, the curve of his ear, the fine and downy hairs of his nape--places that entice without reference to secondary sexual characteristics.
Students trying out for sports are routinely examined by school physicians, not only to assure that they have no health-related problems but also to determine that they have progressed to a required level of physical development based on secondary sexual characteristics.
There's no cure, but hormone replacement treatments are available to help in developing secondary sexual characteristics, such as the sex organs.
Biological intersexers are unusual genetically and/or hormonally, and may be identified by their non-standard genitalia and secondary sexual characteristics (one of Leick's texts mentions a lu-su-ba-gis-nu-gar-gal-la-nu-gar - 'a person on whose body was neither a penis nor a vulva').